Board rules in favor of country inn

June 07, 1994

The Carroll County Board of Zoning Appeals has ruled that the Winchester Country Inn at 430 S. Bishop St. in Westminster may provide catering services for banquets, weddings, receptions and other one-day events not open to the public.

The inn, operated by Target Inc., opened in 1986 and has successfully offered catering services occasionally, the board wrote in its decision.

"Winchester Country Inn and the services provided by Target are exceptional and are of great benefit to the public," the board wrote.

Driver hospitalized after one-car crash

A 24-year-old Westminster man was flown to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore after the car he was driving failed to negotiate a sharp curve on Deep Run Road, ran off the right shoulder of the highway and struck a tree about 1 a.m. Sunday.

Harry J. Blizzard Jr. of the 300 block of Colonial Ave. was driving a 1990 Geo Storm west on Deep Run near Geeting Road when the accident occurred, according to state police. His condition was listed as critical and stable yesterday.

Matthew B. Peyton, 23, of Hanover, Pa., a passenger in the vehicle, was taken to Carroll County General Hospital. Officers said he was released after an examination. Charges are pending, police said.

POLICE

* Westminster: A resident of Garden Way reported that someone stole his Trek mountain bike from Cranberry Square on Saturday. He estimated the loss at $315.

A resident of Manchester told police someone entered her car while it was parked at Cranberry Mall and stole several small items Friday. She estimated the loss at $17.

A resident of Ridge Road reported someone broke the right side mirror Friday while his vehicle was parked at the 140 Village Shopping Center lot. He was unable to estimate the value of the damage.

FIRE

* Reese: Reese responded to a brush fire on Suffolk Road at 4:51 p.m. Saturday. Units were out 30 minutes.

* Westminster: Westminster firefighters investigated a fire alarm in a building in the 200 block of Bell Road at 11:43 p.m. Saturday. The call was canceled after two minutes.

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